We live in a time when leadership across the world is being questioned, tested, and challenged. There are some things we can do, but there are also many things we cannot control.
There is one thing we can control, and that is how we lead ourselves, our homes, our businesses, and, to a degree, our communities. In these realms, we can truly make a difference.
How can you make a difference?
Operate with Conviction
Do you operate based on a defined mission, vision, and values? These give you a point of reference for actions and decision making. How do they help stabilize you, your home, business, and community? How can you use these to help others?
This creates a sense of stability in a world of volatility.
Communicate with Clarity
Leaders must communicate with clarity and confidence. This comes from knowing who you are and what your mission, vision, and values are. It is important to communicate with others in ways that best resonate with them. Knowing yourself and knowing your people is key to good communication. And bear in mind that communication is a two-way street – it is both speaking and listening. Are you communicating frequently and communicating clearly with those you lead? Are you speaking with confidence but also listening to their needs and concerns?
This creates a sense of belonging in a world of isolation.
Initiate with Confidence
Good leaders are proactive. They anticipate needs and prepare for them. They identify issues and find resolutions. They navigate obstacles and lead those who follow. They calculate costs, innovate ideas, incorporate resources, and generate results.
This creates a sense of purpose in a world of need.
Someone is looking to you for leadership.
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or dad or a corporate CEO, someone is looking to you for leadership. If you are leading well, this gives comfort to those who follow you because it provides structure, communication, and a purposeful action plan.
As the CEO of Strength Leader Development, Deb Ingino is a highly sought-after international executive mentor, coach, trainer, and speaker. Deb is well versed in global business operations and helps business leaders and their teams to discover and leverage their strengths, so they can create highly collaborative teams that deliver great results. With a refreshingly direct style, and using the Maxwell Method, Deb helps leaders and teams to deliver profitable results. Connect with Deb to learn more about her mentorship and coaching programs to equip you with advanced strategies to elevate your results